Wednesday, April 2, 2014

First Nations must turn the page on residential schools - The Globe and Mail

"We can begin to move ... from the darkness into the light"
Shawn Atleo in the Globe and Mail, commenting on the close of the TRC:

"Through the pride of our culture and the strength of our ancestors, we can begin to move out from that embedded sense of trauma, move out from the darkness into the light of confidence in our future. Through the truth, we must free ourselves from the bonds of anger and hate. We will never forget. But we must not burden another generation with anger and pain. We can give them the strength of our spirit, our songs, our languages and our cultures."